After Lunch Tasting & Departure.... (Page Six)
The Zoo Team Headed To The Warf
This must be the place (Courtesy of James Cathey)
Bunny is practicing for her Walmart Greeter job (Courtesy of James Cathey)
At the warf... (Courtesy of James Cathey)
Tom enjoying his water.... WATER??? (Courtesy of James Cathey)
Looking good... (Courtesy of James Cathey)
Tom does health food today! (Courtesy of James Cathey)
Time To Depart.... For Additional Wineries
We are on our way with full tummies
Down State Street .... Yo! Hurry up or you will miss the first pour
Turn left at the railroad tracks
...and who do we run into!!! Terri, Tom, and Bunnaford
We coordinated departure times and then went to Riverbench
Riverbench Winery Was Less Than Expected
Neat lighting inside...
The Gang Seemed To Coagulate Near The Train Station at Orenana
Ladies gone wild... Well, not "wild"
Brenda was feeling little pain...
we looked across the bar and guess what... It was more of our group
Serious wine tasting underway.... Who yelled "Guzzle the sucker???"
We were on the other size of the bar giggling
Brenda was about to give break dancing lessons
Pete (our Son) and Lisa taking it all in!
Gary is tasting everything.... But that was the toss-out bucket!
The wine is working
The girls are holding Paul up
...or, is it the other way around???
The flowers give the place a nice touch
Time to celebrate.... anything!!
Paul & Monica... Almost ready to dance
Gary counts his money... He can only afford to taste Welch's grape juice now
Whadda ya mean the train is coming????
Brenda still wants to dance
Brenda points the way to the train station.... We hope
Up And Away To The Train Station For A 5:11 Departure
"We are here and ready to go!"
Which one behaved all day??? It's a trick question! The answer?? Both
Someone went shopping
They are ready to catch the train home.... Only a few more minutes
Quick hug before the choo choo gets here (Courtesy of Hans)
The are signaling the train (Courtesy of Hans)
Some waited inside the station
Did You Know? - The station was built in 1902 by the Southern Pacific Railroad in the Spanish Mission Revival Style. Design work was by Santa Barbara architect Francis W. Wilson. It is located within walking distance of Santa Barbara Harbor, Stearns Wharf and State Street, Santa Barbara's main thoroughfare. The historic depot was renovated in 2000; the project included the restoration of the ticket office and upgrades to the plumbing, electrical and heating and cooling systems.
Due to the length of the platform, when Amtrak's Coast Starlight train is stopped, it blocks the two streets to the north and south of the depot.
Of the 74 California stations served by Amtrak, Santa Barbara was the 28th-busiest in FY2012, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 834 passengers daily.
Here it comes.....
"I am here... Get on board!"
The passengers are ready
We line up and ready to charge
Conductor Bill assists the exiting passengers
"Jump in my arms! Trust me, I am a conductor"
Did You Know? - A conductor is a railway train crew member responsible for operational and safety duties that do not involve actual operation of the train. The conductor title is most common in North American railway operations, but the role is common worldwide under various job titles. Conductor job responsibilities typically include:
Making sure the train stays on schedule
Ensuring that any cars and cargo are picked up and dropped off properly
Completing en-route paperwork
Ensuring the train follows applicable safety rules and practices
Controlling the train's movement while operating in reverse
Coupling or uncoupling cars
Assisting with setting out or picking up of rolling stock
Carrying out running repairs
Ticket collection and other customer service duties
Opening and closing train doors
What does Frank have in his bag.... More importantly.... Will he share???
"We are going on the Choo Choo"
Wine with a Lime in it???? Say what??
The Silver Splendor representative....
OK you all... Jump on board